The Supreme Court sitting in Abuja, the Fderal Capital territory on Tuesday sacked Emeka Ihedioha of PDP as governor of Imo State and declared Senator Hope Uzodinma as winner of the March 19 polls in the State.
Hope Uzodinma is now the governor-elect pending his swearing-in. This is the first time that the Supreme Court has nullified election in an election petition and is yet to give details of it’s judgement.
It can be recalled that Senator Uzodinma came 4th after the Imo gubernatorial 2019 election result was announced.
PDP’s Emeka Ihedioha scored 273,404, Uche Nwosu of Action Alliance (AA) – 190,364, Ifeanyi Araraume of APGA – 114,676, APC, Hope Uzodinma of APC 96,458 and YPP’s Ikedi Ohakim had 527.
Findings show that previous cases where persons declared by INEC were removed by the Supreme Court were based on pre-election cases (cases relating to primaries and right candidature) like the cases of Amaechi and the recent decision on Zamfara.